Ever feel like you are not one of the cool kids and need a decoder ring or Google translator to understand all the terms we hear and read about in this digital age?  Well, you’re not alone. However, the terms DX, UX, and CX will continue to reshape our personal and professional lives, so it is important we understand what they mean and how they are related.

A lot has been written lately about the concept of digital transformation and its potential to significantly enhance workflow and streamline operational efficiency. I like to think of digital transformation as the result of actions taken to move an enterprise away from the manual way business is transacted, to new ways of working in the digital era. Since the bulk of information is created or born digitally, it makes sense that the processes associated with that data should be carried out digitally, keeping the information in its digital form throughout.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, harmonizing data protection laws across the European Union (EU) via a new set of rules intended to ensure that the personal data of citizens is protected and available upon their request. While some companies have been preparing ahead of the GDPR go-live date for some time now, many others are still scrambling to ensure they’re ready for the compliance requirements.

Good timing from Apple when it comes to Facebook’s data protection scandal and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect this week – with the iOS 11.3 operating system update, companies can now fully separate their business and private contacts.

After obtaining an aerospace engineering degree from UCLA, Alan Hui worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Mars Rover program as a mechanical engineer. He then went on to found several startups in the e-commerce industry. Currently, he is the CEO and co-founder of izzbie, the maker of a cutting-edge device that allows users to set up and host a virtual private network using their own internet service from anywhere in the world without relying on third-party proxy servers. The company plans a Kickstarter launch in June.

There was a time when scanners were exclusively standalone devices used in dedicated locations in a business — and while this is still the case for specialized areas, input now takes place in many areas thanks to the MFP.

I have a confession to make: I’m an Everest junkie. Not climbing the mountain, of course. I’m not an elite athlete — or an athlete of any kind.  But I really like watching other people climb Everest. Like many people, my fascination began with the book “Into Thin Air,” which is the story of the 1996 tragedy on Mount Everest in which eight climbers were killed because of a freak storm. After reading Jon Krakauer’s account, I immediately went in search of the numerous other accounts of the event. From there, I moved onto other books about other Everest expeditions, and movies and TV shows like “Beyond the Limit” and “Everest Air.”

Aarti Borkar is the vice president of Product Management and Design for IBM's Watson Talent and Collaboration businesses. She leads a worldwide team of product managers and designers, and is responsible for vision, strategy and execution for the business. Borkar is a highly respected technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Bombay University, a master’s in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in Tech Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin.

Digital transformation can seem daunting, but it’s also an imperative if businesses want to keep up with the fast-changing digital economy. Forty-seven percent of CEOs are being challenged by the board of directors to make progress in digital business, and 56 percent said that their digital improvements have already improved profits, according to a 2017 Gartner survey. Business leaders are quickly realizing that automation tools provide the agility needed to reap the rewards of a digital workplace.

Many of today’s organizations are simultaneously excited and intimidated by one of the most common industry buzzwords out there: “digital transformation.” This apprehension is understandable — while we’ve seen countless companies succeed through innovative digital transformation efforts, others’ large-scale projects have failed time and time again. But what distinguishes a successful digital transformation from a failure?